LB Getting Major Attention

Northeast High linebacker Dimitri Stewart is quickly becoming one of the most heavily recruited players in the state, according to head coach Adam Ratkevich. "Mike, he now has over 40 Division 1 offers," Ratkevich said last Thursday morning.

"Tennessee, Florida, and LSU all came through here just recently and offered him a scholarship."

Ratkevich isn't used to this type of exposure for any of his players. Until now, the young head coach's top prospect had been Demitri Linton (Rutgers) from last year.

"It's amazing," he said. "The amount of interest he's getting is unbelievable. College coaches never wanted to come by here in the past. Now we have head coaches flying in just to see Stew. He's not a guy, he's the guy."

Stewart recently took an unofficial visit to the University of Miami and his coach talked about that.

"He went down there and they had a nice set up," his coach said. "He got to try on the new jersey, take his picture with the championship trophy, meet all the coaches, that whole deal. He really enjoyed it and he's got a lot of interest in Miami right now."

Stewart is very high on the Hurricanes right now and it looks like it'll be tough for anyone to beat out UM for the services of the 6-2, 200-pound linebacker.

"UM's my leader," Stewart said. "I loved the school and enjoyed talking to the coaches and seeing the players perform. It seems like the right situation for me."

If the Hurricanes have a scholarship for Stewart come early February, you can be pretty certain that he'll be a Cane.

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